A Thursday night in Preston! What an attractive prospect! Amazingly, 313 Watford fans braved the distance and the fact that recent form had decreed that this was a banker of a home win.
Not for the first time this season, there was confusion among the five hundred or so Watford faithful when the line-up was announced. It appeared that Gifton would be playing up-front on his own with support from Jermaine Pennant. However it quickly became clear that no-one had communicated this to Gifton as he spent most of the time hovering on the half-way line down the left hand side. It was usually David Noble who was Watford’s furthest player upfield.
Almost forty games has passed and with the exception of forty-five minutes against ten-man Wimbledon, we are still looking as unfamiliar with ourselves as we did at Maine Road.